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post #3001 of 18265 Old 04-30-2007, 07:32 AM
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YES it is. and they were true to there word that they had it ready on opening day!!!
They just added the food network and HGTV in HD also!!!
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YES it is. and they were true to there word that they had it ready on opening day!!!
They just added the food network and HGTV in HD also!!!

FIOS is not quite available in my town yet but I've seen Verizon crews doing there thing nereby so I expect it won't be much longer. Can you tell me how much a package would cost to get locals, NESNHD and FoodHD? I am paying $74/mo. to Dish for this without NESNHD.
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With all the different packages, its tough to give an accurate number. I think there pricing is on there website. If you get the HD package, you get all the HD channels
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FIOS is not quite available in my town yet but I've seen Verizon crews doing there thing nereby so I expect it won't be much longer. Can you tell me how much a package would cost to get locals, NESNHD and FoodHD? I am paying $74/mo. to Dish for this without NESNHD.

For one TV it would be $42.99 for the service and $9.99 for an HD Box. Additional TVs can be added at $12.99 for an HD DVR or $4.99 for an SD Box.

Actual cost may vary depending on local taxes, etc.

Additional add-ons like additional sports programming, the movie package(Starz, Encore, Showtime, IFC, Flix, and Showtime), HBO, and Cinemax may be added as well.
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FiOS TV Subs Jump in 1Q
Residential Access Lines Down, Broadband Connections Up
By Todd Spangler Multichannel News 4/30/2007

Verizon Communications said its video business accelerated in the first quarter with a net 141,000 new customers for FiOS TV, bringing the telco to a total of 348,000 subscribers at the end of the quarter.

According to Verizon, it averaged 2,200 net FiOS TV customers per day in the quarter, compared with 1,450 per day in the last three months of 2006.

FiOS TV was available for sale to 3.1 million homes as of March 31, in more than 400 communities in 10 states, giving the service a penetration rate of about 11%. That's up from 9% penetration among 2.4 million homes passed at the end of 2006.

Verizon said it obtained 769 cable-TV franchises, covering about 10 million households, by the end of the first quarter.

Meanwhile, FiOS Internet was available for sale to 5.3 million premises by the end of the first quarter. Penetration for that service is 16%, compared with 14% of a 4.8 million-potential-customer base at year-end 2006.

Overall, Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises FiOS network passed a total of close to 6.8 million premises by the end of the first quarter of 2007. The company anticipated reaching 9 million homes passed by the end of the year.

Verizon's primary residential-access-line business continued to decline, with a net loss of 408,000 lines in the quarter to 27 million (compared with 30.2 million a year ago). However, the telco said this was outpaced by a net addition of 416,000 broadband connections for the period, to a total of 7.4 million.

http://www.multichannel.com/index.as...leID=CA6437843
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FIOS is not quite available in my town yet but I've seen Verizon crews doing there thing nereby so I expect it won't be much longer. Can you tell me how much a package would cost to get locals, NESNHD and FoodHD? I am paying $74/mo. to Dish for this without NESNHD.

FiOS does not have multiple programming tiers like some other cable companies. They have just one digital programming tier called "FIOS TV Premier." That package includes 200+ digital channels with 25+ HDTV channels for $42.99/mo. This includes your locals and regional sports networks.

The above $42.99/mo package does not includes the boxes -- each HDTV DVR is $12.99/mo while each standard STB is $4.99/mo. Without a STB or DVR, you are limited to the local and public interest channels.

Other premium add-on packages like HBO, Cinemax, etc are sold separately.
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FiOS does not have multiple programming tiers like some other cable companies. They have just one digital programming tier called "FIOS TV Premier." That package includes 200+ digital channels with 25+ HDTV channels for $42.99/mo. This includes your locals and regional sports networks.

The above $42.99/mo package does not includes the boxes -- each HDTV DVR is $12.99/mo while each standard STB is $4.99/mo. Without a STB or DVR, you are limited to the local and public interest channels.

Other premium add-on packages like HBO, Cinemax, etc are sold separately.

So for $68/mo. I can get everything I get now from Dish for $74/mo. for 2 rooms + NESNHD which Dish doesn't carry. If anyone is reading this from Verizon, please hurry to East Bridgewater.
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don't forget that CableCard is also an option @ $3/mo.-tho Vz downplays it & you lose your program guide, PPV, & VOD. and of course you need a cablecard equiped TV.

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FiOS does not have multiple programming tiers like some other cable companies.

Hmmm, you can get just the Locals for $12.99, Premier for $42.99

Then you can add the Sports Tier, the Movies Tier, and the HBO and/or Cinemax tier.

I'd say that's multiple programming tiers.
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Hmmm, you can get just the Locals for $12.99, Premier for $42.99

Then you can add the Sports Tier, the Movies Tier, and the HBO and/or Cinemax tier.

I'd say that's multiple programming tiers.

I think you know what I meant. For example, in my market, Comcast offers the following:

Basic Cable
Standard Cable
Enhanced Cable
Digital Classic
Digital Plus
Digital Silver
Digital Platinum

FiOS does offer "Basic Cable" with locals for $12.99/mo, as you say, but they don't advertise it.

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So for $68/mo. I can get everything I get now from Dish for $74/mo. for 2 rooms + NESNHD which Dish doesn't carry. If anyone is reading this from Verizon, please hurry to East Bridgewater.

Yes, plus taxes. Depending on the agreement negotiated with your municipality, you may pay anywhere from $1.50 to $5.00/mo in taxes. Some towns make ridiculous demands for the right to offer service in their area (PEG + franchise fees), but that's just the way it goes with cable.
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I am trying to determine if an issue is a FIOS or local affiliate problem. Right now I am watching 2 1/2 Men on a Baltimore CBS affiliate and it is not coming across in 5.1 but if I go to the wWashington affiliate it is. Has anyone else seen this happen before? The Baltimore CBS affiliate has shown shows in 5.1 before but each week 2 1/2 Men is not in 5.1.
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I am trying to determine if an issue is a FIOS or local affiliate problem. Right now I am watching 2 1/2 Men on a Baltimore CBS affiliate and it is not coming across in 5.1 but if I go to the wWashington affiliate it is. Has anyone else seen this happen before? The Baltimore CBS affiliate has shown shows in 5.1 before but each week 2 1/2 Men is not in 5.1.

That's a local issue and you'll need to direct your question to the local thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=793124
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I was just on the phone with a Verizon Encore CSR and asked him about SNY HD in Northern NJ, and he told me that the channel is LIVE today.

I'm not at home right now so can't check it (it wasn't live when I left the house this morning at 5:30). Is anyone at home in Northern NJ who can confirm this?

Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaassssseeeeee!!!!!
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Did they tell you what channel it was supposed to be? I reset my STBs and checked all through the 800 channels and don't see it.







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Did they tell you what channel it was supposed to be? I reset my STBs and checked all through the 800 channels and don't see it.

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I thought 829....not there?
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Nope. 828 is NFL Network, 830 is YES. No 829 or 831.
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But it must be on! The Verizon Encore CSR said it was!

I wish the CSRs were trained to say "I don't know" when they clearly don't know!
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But it must be on! The Verizon Encore CSR said it was!

I wish the CSRs were trained to say "I don't know" when they clearly don't know!

The best part is, he actually made it seem like he was checking to see if it was there. Silly me for believing him. Oh well, guess we're still waiting.

Maybe it will go "live" when the Mets game goes on tonight?? Maybe I can dream.....
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Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal:

Verizon is focusing on the $18 billion fiber upgrade of its network (as opposed legacy landline service), and added 141,000 net new customers for its nascent fiber-based TV service, ending Q1 2007 with 348,000 customers.

'Better Living Through Modern, Expensive, Electronic Devices'

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Verizon Communications said its video business accelerated in the first quarter with a net 141,000 new customers for FiOS TV, bringing the telco to a total of 348,000 subscribers at the end of the quarter.

According to Verizon, it averaged 2,200 net FiOS TV customers per day in the quarter, compared with 1,450 per day in the last three months of 2006.

At this rate, Verizon should have had around 414,000 FiOS TV customers by April 30th and around 548,200 by the end of June (2nd quarter)...assuming the 2,200 net is per day and not per business day.
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At this rate, Verizon should have had around 414,000 FiOS TV customers by April 30th and around 548,200 by the end of June (2nd quarter)...assuming the 2,200 net is per day and not per business day.

Doesn't Verizon now have a statewide franchise in California? If that is the case, they could be gaining subs like crazy if only they were smart enough to take over all of California (including Northern California) instead of other smaller and less tech-savvy markets.
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Doesn't Verizon now have a statewide franchise in California? If that is the case, they could be gaining subs like crazy if only they were smart enough to take over all of California (including Northern California) instead of other smaller and less tech-savvy markets.

...lots of new franchises going into effect all over the country, but the problem is Verizon still having to upgrade the infrustructure (central offices and fiber-to-the-home) in many areas. However, FiOS TV should come quickly in those areas already wired for FiOS Internet.
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At this rate, Verizon should have had around 414,000 FiOS TV customers by April 30th and around 548,200 by the end of June (2nd quarter)...assuming the 2,200 net is per day and not per business day.

What was the long term estimate? Four million by 2010?
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As of this morning, still no SNY HD in Northern NJ, and this was after another call to Verizon last night and the CSR telling me it would "definately be turned on tonight, and maybe even in the 11th hour so they could say it launched on May 1 as promised".

The waiting continues.....
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As of this morning, still no SNY HD in Northern NJ, and this was after another call to Verizon last night and the CSR telling me it would "definately be turned on tonight, and maybe even in the 11th hour so they could say it launched on May 1 as promised".

The waiting continues.....

I'm not holding my breath. It's frustrating, because I switched when they had the channel listed as part of the lineup back in January. I didn't worry too much about it when it wasn't actually there since they were telling me they'd have it added by the start of the season. Now, we still don't have it and Comcast is showing all the home games in HD.

I tell ya, if it weren't for Lifetime Movie Network HD and Wealth HD, I'd be switching back...
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I'm waiting for CSN-MA HD in the Washington, DC metro (Virginia) area. Awhile back, CSN-MA Philly was listed on our channel lineup, and mysteriously disappeared from subsequent lineups.

Now that the Wizards season is over, it would not surprise me at all if it was added.
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Does anyone see much value in the FiOS Sports Package? Aside from the Golf channel, I haven't heard of most of the stations it includes. I was hoping that it would be more like DTV's sports package, which includes the out of market regional networks.

Living in Washington, DC, will I ever be able to get networks like YES and MSG with FiOS?
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Does anyone see much value in the FiOS Sports Package? Aside from the Golf channel, I haven't heard of most of the stations it includes. I was hoping that it would be more like DTV's sports package, which includes the out of market regional networks.

Living in Washington, DC, will I ever be able to get networks like YES and MSG with FiOS?

While it would be feasible technically, it wouldn't be worth much for them to offer it. Most of the content would be blacked out and the rest would be of limited interest to a lot of local people.
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I got it for Gol-TV (catch some soccer)


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Does anyone see much value in the FiOS Sports Package? Aside from the Golf channel, I haven't heard of most of the stations it includes. I was hoping that it would be more like DTV's sports package, which includes the out of market regional networks.

Living in Washington, DC, will I ever be able to get networks like YES and MSG with FiOS?

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Has anyone heard about what happened to FSNE (Fox Sports New England) coming to the HD channels?
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